YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids

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The aquatic facilities at H2O will close early at 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 to accommodate staff training. Fitness facilities will remain open until 8:00 p.m. as usual.

1 day, 25 teams, over 250 riders and 500 local children.

On Sunday May 28, the 11th Annual Cycle for Strong Kids raised over $80,000 for local children and youth at the YMCA of Okanagan’s largest fundraiser of the year. From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., 25 teams participated in 45-minute stationary cycle classes outside the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre to raise money for the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. Each of the 250 riders took on the fundraising challenge leading up to event, sharing the Y’s cause and impact and asking peers, friends and family for their support. We sincerely thank each and every one of you, and those who sponsored your ride, for helping us to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

With one in five children in the Central Okanagan living in poverty, thousands of families are unable to enroll their kids in everyday activities that most take for granted. Having equal access to child care, day camps, aquatics, employment-readiness and before and after school enrichment programs helps shape a child’s character and future success. This year, we estimate that the $80,000 raised will support over 500 children, enabling them to participate in YMCA programs.

Fresh Air YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids Team
Delcourt Advisory Group at Scotia Wealth Management YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids Team

A HUGE shout out goes out to all of our sponsors for making this event possible! Co-presenting sponsors Fresh Air and Delcourt Advisory Group at Scotia Wealth Management; silver sponsor Kal Tire; bronze sponsors BDO, Schueler Group Benefits, Milestones and Jugo Juice; and media sponsors Q103.1 and Power 104, Capital News and Castanet.

Interior Savings YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids Team

Congratulations to the top corporate fundraising team Interior Savings who raised an incredible $9,657 and to our WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airline raffle trip winners: Brenden and Christine.

Mark your calendars… join us Sunday, May 27, 2018 for the 12th Annual Cycle for Strong Kids event.

There are many ways to give to the Strong Kids Campaign. To discover how you would like to give a gift that impacts your community, please give Margo Buckley a call at 250-491-9622 ext. 306